Carry the bags or leave them at home?

All of us have aspirations to be the best we can be. Some work really hard to achieve it, while others sit back and expect it to just magically come their way. For both the desire is there, but the willpower to make it happen lies within us at varying degrees. However, the one thing that we all have in common is that the only way to truly fly is to give up those things that are keeping us from achieving the best that our life path has to offer. Throughout our… Read More

Removing the bricks

In a previous post, I wrote about finding yourself up against a brick wall, knowing that there is something on the other side that is going to make life better, but not being able to quite reach it. When that happens to me, that is when my mind goes into overdrive. I think very analytically and as I maneuver through a thought path, when I reach what seems to be a roadblock my mind makes a turn and tries to find another path forward. It is the way I am hardwired and… Read More

Why perfection?

Many of us who have type A personalities will tell you that striving to be perfect in everything we do is exhausting. We see it in our personal lives, our work lives and even in our interactions within our social circles. When we fail to achieve perfection our immediate go to is a sense of failure because we have not achieved the level that we have desired. In reality, does anyone really care how perfect we are? Part of the issue with perfection is there is no one definition. What may be… Read More

What’s on the other side of your wall?

Do you ever feel like your life is a little out of balance and there is something just on the other side of the wall that you can’t quite get to that will bring everything back together? In your mind you are sorting through what is out of whack, but the stress of trying to figure it out is often the very thing that is keeping that balance from coming to fruition. Ninety per cent of life is good, but there seems to be that last major hurdle that is standing in… Read More

New Year, New Life?

Photo compliments of Pixabay We find ourselves in a new decade at that time of year when we have the opportunity for a fresh start on everything. We make New Year’s resolutions. We say goodbye to the good and the bad that has happened in the previous year and decade. We pray for a brighter future, health and fortune to come our way and to just try and make life a little better than it was the last year. Why is is that often only do that on this particular day that… Read More

Are you feeling the rush?

It’s that time of year when everything seems to be converging together. The holiday rush, year end work responsibilities, social gatherings, and holiday get togethers all seem to consume every minute of every day. The “me time” that I often write about takes a back seat and in the rush to get everything done, some things just have to give. The problem is in figuring out just which things are going to get delayed so that you can get what needs to be done finished. The holidays are my favorite time of… Read More

Not just Thanksgiving, but every day

We find ourselves in the midst of another holiday season, where the world will go a little crazy (as if it isn’t crazy enough) and people will be be bustling about doing all the things we do over the next month or so. During this time I find it incredibly important to stop and focus on the blessings life has given me and all the reasons that I am thankful. This year I get a double blessing, Thanksgiving and my birthday happen to fall on the same day. As I look back… Read More

Opinions play a role….but not always

Recently, I was thinking about the role that opinions play in our lives. People ask our opinions as they are trying to work through issues. We seek input when we are trying to make something the best that it can be. When we can’t quite figure out how to get to an ultimate goal, we often ask others opinions to help us make final decisions. When used in constructive ways, they are helpful in guiding us along life’s path, as we make course corrections that are often necessary. I see this alive… Read More

Taking care of ourselves often results in taking care of others

One of the great responsibilities of life is ensuring that we are taking care of ourselves, so that when the time comes that those in need require our assistance, we are in the position to help when we can. Sometimes, in fulfilling that responsibility, we have an effect on other people’s’ lives that we don’t even realize. In trying to be who we are, and in our attempt to be ourselves, something we do or say can have an impact that we may never become aware of. When we do, it helps… Read More

Follow the crowd or walk the unknown path

One of the beautiful things about the Bring Smiles to Seniors program is that I never have to walk alone. I am surrounded by volunteers, card angels, card decorators, schools, civic organizations, companies and passionate people that care about our seniors. We all have a common mission to ensure that seniors are reminded that they are not forgotten, loved and an important part of the fabric of our society. But that was not always the case. As we go through life, we tend to move with the masses. If we aren’t leaders,… Read More

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